The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions will accept applications for the position of Dean, School of Health Professions, beginning June 14, 2021.
The school is part of MD Anderson’s Division of Education and Training, and the Dean reports to the Chief Education and Training Officer. The Dean is the school’s chief administrator and is responsible for providing academic leadership that fosters excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, and community engagement/service. The dean oversees academic planning, including the continuous evaluation of academic programs, and the development of short- and long-term goals for academic growth. The dean is responsible for administrative functions, including but not limited to staffing, budgets, and facility management. The Dean positively represents the School, Division, and Institution in local, regional, state, and national matters.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center School of Health Professions, in concert with the mission and visions of MD Anderson Cancer Center, is committed to the education of health care professionals through formal academic programs that award institutional certificates and confer degrees in health sciences. In addition to the 12 programs offered at SHP main campus, it also has satellite locations at three institutions.
Ideal applicants will be known nationally and internationally in their field and will have:
An earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution in a relevant area of study, and eligibility for appointment as a tenured full professor in an academic department.
Academic leadership/administrative experience and knowledge of regional accreditation standards and guidelines (e.g., SACSCOC).
Substantial experience in academic administration at the departmental or similar level and successful college- or university-level teaching experience.
Demonstrated success in obtaining federal, state, or private grants.
Documented accomplishments in teaching, research, and service at a level to be appointed as a tenured professor/associate professor in an academic department.
Demonstrated knowledge of fiscal planning, budgeting, and resource allocation.
A record of professional service and leadership in the allied health sciences.
Ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, students, and the broader educational and professional communities.
Demonstrated effectiveness working in a multi-cultural environment; and evidence of strong commitment to the goals of public higher education serving diverse populations.
A record of proven success in the development, implementation, and assessment of academic programs.
Experience with the regional and programmatic accreditation process.
Certification and Licensure in any of the Allied Health disciplines.
Demonstrated ethical behavior and high standard of professional integrity, high emotional intelligence, professionalism, interpersonal skills, leadership, and management abilities sufficient to effectively direct faculty, staff, and students.
An innovative mindset with a vision of the future of the School that can be planned, strategized, and executed.
Imminent knowledge of current professional trends in the industry and general knowledge of current trends in industry practice as they relate to curricular aspects of the school.
Knowledge of current trends in outcomes assessment strategies. Utility of these knowledge bases to relate curricular aspects of the program to outcomes assessment.
Detailed working knowledge of accreditation standards as they relate to health professions education.
Appointment to academic rank and salary are dependent on experience, specialty/subspecialty, and scholarly achievement. MD Anderson is committed to building a diverse community of faculty and encourages women and minorities to apply.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has engaged Opus Partners to support the recruitment of this position. Katie Dean, Associate Partner, is leading the search. Inquiries, applications, and nominations should be sent by email to Katie at email@example.com
Interested candidates should send a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and qualifications of the position, current curriculum vitae, and at least five references with full contact information including e-mails (References will not be contacted without consent from applicant).
All materials must be submitted by August 12th; position is open until filled.
MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.
About The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the world’s most respected centers devoted exclusively to cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. Mission The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public. Vision We shall be the premier cancer center in the world, based on the excellence of our people, our research-driven patient care and our science. We are Making Cancer History. Core Values Caring: By our words and actions, we create a caring environment for everyone. We are sensitive to the concerns of our patients and our co-workers. We are respectful and courteous to each other at all times. We promote and reward teamwork and inclusiveness. Integrity: We work together to merit the trust of our colleagues and those we serve. We hold ourselves, and each other, accountable for practicing our values. We communicate frequently, honestly and openly. By our actions, we create an environment ...of trust. Discovery: We embrace creativity and seek new knowledge. We help each other to identify and solve problems. We seek personal growth and enable others to do so. We encourage learning, creativity and new ideas. Safety: We provide a safe environment — physically and psychologically — for our patients, for our colleagues and for our community. We create a sense of security and empowerment and are committed to keeping one another free from harm. We embrace a framework and best practices for the highest quality of care and service. We inspire trust by modeling excellence in our work and acceptance of each person’s contributions. Stewardship: We protect and preserve our institutional reputation and the precious resources – people, time, financial and environmental — entrusted to us. We prioritize the health and well-being of each other. We act responsibly to safeguard the institution’s finances. We ensure the proper care and use of time, data, materials, equipment and property afforded to us.